Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Christmas and Friends, part 2

Well, there we sat, with an empty vase, a bag of craft goodies.  Sometimes inspiration happens right away, other times you wait.  Hmm, what to do?  My friend handed me a rolled up bunch of skinny twigs that turned out to be gold painted grapevine.  Very delicately, we unwound the grapevine, and with no plan in mind, rolled it loosely and placed it in the vase.  Sounds easy, eh?  Truth is, it took several tries to get it to look even.  Then we took it out - I wanted the apples (not real ones LOL) in the jar.

We added the greenery, and gold ribbon, and ta da....done.  An inspired rustic arrangement at Christmas, made by friends. 

I wish I had taken a picture of  her Christmas tree.  It's known as the tree with my last name, because so many of the ornaments on it were made by yours truly.  I did though, take a pic with the Santa I made years ago.  It sure was a trip down memory lane seeing crafts from the past - I'd forgotten so many of them.

As you can probably tell, we're very proud of our efforts and it was such a fun evening spent with a friend of 30 years!

Happy Crafting & Merry Christmas!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Christmas and Friends

What a wonderful weekend.  I spent Saturday shopping with a dear friend, wandering through specialty shops with unique gifts, delicious smelling sweet shops, and having good food, followed by yummy homemade hot chocolate on a chilly day. 

If I had to choose a high point of the day it wouldn't be easy, but, I would say it was helping re-do a Christmas arrangement.  We took a tray filled with ornaments and made it wonderful.  I'm not sure the photos do it justice. 

 We added pine cones, white sparkly and clear snowflakes, a tiny string of lights and a glass cake tray to raise the pine cone candles.  The candles are very special to my friend as her son gave them to her.

It really turned out quite lovely, and best of all, my friend absolutely loves it! Friends and Christmas - the best! 

Check back soon to see the other arrangement we made.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Eye Spy Ornament

Eye spy with my little eye -  super cute ornaments for kids!  Super fun to make too!

With my quilled ornaments complete I  turned my attention to my hundreds (um...thousands) of beads, selecting sweet little treasures to place in the ornaments.  Below is one of the completed ornaments.  Notice the little scroll at the top - it's a list of what you need to find.

What do you spy?

Is this the end of my Christmas crafting?  What will I do?  LOL....craft on!

Happy Crafting!